Archive for October, 2011

Car Repair Stress Syndrome

Posted on October 31, 2011 8:42 pm under General
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I volunteered on a crisis-intervention hotline for ten years. During that time, I talked with lots of women who were unhappy with their marriages, but afraid to separate from their husbands. Some felt it would harm their children. Others worried that they couldn’t support themselves. None of them stayed because they needed their husband to fix the car. I did.
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The Color Red

Posted on October 31, 2011 1:08 am under General
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I bought a couple of red rugs today. For anyone else, this might not be a significant event, but I have an inherited dislike of the color.

My mother hated red. When my dad’s job required a move to another state, he did a quick job of renting a home for us. My mother didn’t see it until the Read more »

Not Too Scary

Posted on October 30, 2011 1:59 pm under Family
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Calico took Miss Muffin to a Halloween maze last night. She had talked of nothing else all day, but it proved disappointing. Long waiting lines were followed by a maze that proved too scary for Miss Muffin and they left without completing the maze.

That’s not the kind of adventure I would enjoy, even if it were feasible to push a wheelchair through the maze. Screaming people jumping out at me in the dark, just isn’t that appealing.
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The Dinner Date

Posted on October 30, 2011 1:06 am under Microfiction
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Jack dressed casually and told great jokes, but Sally still thought he was a stuffed shirt. (93)
The Main Course
“The fish is wonderful.”

“I hate bones.”

“What about spare ribs?” (64)
“I’m stuffed”, Jack moaned.

Sally found that pretty eerie. He looked like a skeleton. (85)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was eerie.

Succinctly Yours Week 32

Posted on October 30, 2011 12:05 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Monday, October 31st

Word of the Week:eerie

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